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  • On Campus: McHenry grad Robert Tonyan Jr. seeing NFL interest

    Seeing NFL scouts at an Indiana State football practice is common these days.A year ago, Robert Tony ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:42 pm
  • LIVE: Updates from Week 6 of high school football

    Live updates from all of the area Week 6 football games. ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Dundee-Crown wins in penalties, hands McHenry first loss

    McHENRY – Dundee-Crown goalkeeper Luis Cruz wasn't tested much through 100 scoreless minutes of regulation and overtime Thursday, his defense and midf ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • High school football: Week 6 preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceMcHenry (4-1, 3-1) at Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0)When: 7 p.m. FridayAbout the Warr ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge wins FVC tourney, season titles; Ethan Farnam 1st

    CARY – An unlikely challenger for the Fox Valley Conference Boys Golf Championship emerged Thursday at Foxford Hills, as Crystal Lake South held a one ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge win in FVC

    Jordan Proszenyak and Hannah Koenig each finished with five kills and seven blocks to lead Crystal Lake South to a 25-18, 25-15 Fox Valley Conference ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op wins 4th straight FVC title

    PRAIRIE GROVE – For the first time, five teams had an opportunity to capture the Fox Valley Conference championship heading into the FVC girls golf to ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • PHOTOS: Fox Valley Conference girls golf tournament

    The Fox Valley Conference girls golf meet was held at Prairie Isle on Wednesday. ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 6:28 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Jacobs, McHenry, Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Woodstock win

    Goals by Noah Melick and Ryan Blanchard led Jacobs to a 2-1 win over Crystal Lake South in a Fox Valley Conference boys soccer game Tuesday in Algonqu ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South tops Huntley; Cary-Grove, Jacobs, Johnsburg and Woodstock North win

    Crystal Lake South's Skylar Olsen and Rachel Anklam won their singles matches Tuesday to help the Gators edge Huntley, 4-3, in a Fox Valley Conference ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: McHenry's Jake King is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and game to watch

    Athlete of the weekJake King, McHenry, Sr. GKKing has not conceded a goal since returning to the lin ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • Podcast: Week 6 McHenry County high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 6 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • College men's soccer: McHenry County College comes back to beat Kennedy King

    McHenry County College's men's soccer team rallied to defeat Kennedy King, 3-1, Saturday in ChicagoT ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school volleyball: McHenry 3rd in Prospect Invitational behind 2 all-tournament players

    McHenry volleyball players Liz Alsot and Gabby Depersio were named to the Prospect Invitational all-tournament team Saturday, as the Warriors took thi ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini wins Bartlett Flyin' Hawk Invite

    Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini finished first, and Huntley was third Saturday at the Bartlett Flyin' Hawk Girls Cross Country Invitational at S ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker wins Grant's James Taylor Invite

    Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker finished first and Richmond-Burton placed second Saturday at Grant's James Taylor Boys Cross Country Invitational at ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: McHenry wins own tournament; Jacobs beats DeKalb

    McHenry's boys soccer team captured the McHenry Classic title for the third year in a row, going 2-0 Saturday in McHenry with victories over Northridg ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. You can vote until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • Styf: Breaking down the area high school football team's playoff chances after Week 5

    Five wins (playoff eligible)Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0), Class 6A - The Wolves continue to roll toward ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:41 am
  • High school football: Week 5 coverage, stories and photos

    New high school football power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the area team's playoff chances after Wee ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • High school football: McHenry tops Jacobs

    McHENRY – McHenry senior Gio Purpura commanded the ball for most of the second half on Friday night at McCracken Field.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs vs. McHenry football

    Jacobs played at McHenry at McCracken Field on Friday night. ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • High school boys soccer roundup: McHenry defeats Harlem; Woodstock ties Wauconda

    McHenry's boys soccer team posted its ninth consecutive shutout Friday, beating Harlem, 4-0, in the 25th annual McHenry Classic in McHenry.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • On Campus: Woodstock North grad Jacob Britton helps Dubuque offense thrive at tackle

    Playing football at Dubuque University was a culture shock for sophomore Jacob Britton of Wonder Lake.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • High school football: Week 5 capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Huntley (3-1, 3-1) vs. Cary-Grove (3-1, 3-1) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Bohr ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:58 am
  • High school girls golf roundup: Pascente lead Prairie Ridge win hole-in-one, McHenry and Marengo also win

    Prairie Ridge's Sophia Pacente shot a 40, including the first competitive hole-in-one in school history, to lead the Wolves in a 180-239 nonconference ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 5 games

    Updates from our coverage of the McHenry County area's 11 high school football games ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • High school girls swimming roundup: McHenry beats Jacobs/Hampshire; CL co-op tops Dundee-Crown

    Three McHenry swimmers – Caileigh McCafferty, Hannah Lange and Payton Lange – each won a pair of individual events as the Warriors took 10 of 11 varsi ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • High school football: Q&A with McHenry's Colton Klein, player of the week

    Colton KleinHeight: 6-foot-4Weight: 180 poundsMcHenry quarterback Colton Klein passed for 248 yards ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 4:48 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Crystal Lake Central and McHenry win triangulars, Richmond-Burton takes dual

    Crystal Lake Central swept the top three finishes at its girls cross country triangular Tuesday, picking up a pair of Fox Valley Conference dual wins ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central win triangulars, Richmond-Burton takes dual

    Praire Ridge's Flilip Pajak and Mike Ostrow took the top two spots in Tuesday's 3-mile cross country race at McHenry Township Park, leading the Wolves ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Woodstock, McHenry, Alden-Hebron, Johnsburg, Jacobs and Richmond-Burton win

    Autumn Overly and Patience McKenzie each had 11 assists to drive the Woodstock offense in a Kishwaukee River conference win over Marengo, 25-21, 25-15 ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, McHenry and Huntley win

    Jacobs swept the doubles matches in a 6-1 win over Cary-Grove on Tuesday at Cary-Grove. Katie Toomir ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Dundee-Crown, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock and Jacobs win

    Julian Ajroja scored twice and assisted on another, while Jeremy Jareckyj had a goal and two assists, leading Dundee-Crown in a 4-0 Fox Valley Confere ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central co-op tops Jacobs, Richmond-Burton and McHenry win

    Jacobs' Stephanie Fiorentino shot a 35 to take medalist honors, but it wasn't enough as Crystal Lake Central co-op beat the Golden Eagles, 169-177, in ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 9:45 pm
  • Podcast: Previewing Week 5 of high school football in McHenry County

    The Northwest Herald Week 5 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 6:21 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Jacobs' Noah Melick is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekNoah Melick, Jacobs, Jr. FMelick scored eight goals and added an assist in a 3-1 ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • On Campus: Jacobs grad Alyssa Ehrhardt, Prairie Ridge's Ali Witt excel for UIC volleyball

    UIC’s volleyball team took bonding to a new level this off-season.The players spent time attending o ...
    Sept. 18, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Football notes: Crystal Lake South's Keegan, Prairie Ridge's flag, McHenry's win, Cary-Grove's Pennington to return and more

    The moment is one which Crystal Lake South football coach Chuck Ahsmann recalls experiencing only twice, and not one he cares to go through again.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • High school boys soccer roundup: McHenry 2nd in Freeport Invitational

    The McHenry boys soccer team took second place at the Freeport Invitational on Saturday in Freeport, defeating Freeport, 3-0, and tying Barrington, 0- ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • High school girls golf: Jacobs wins inaugural Jacobs Invitational

    Jacobs senior Hayley Masching earned medalist honors Saturday at the inaugural Jacobs Invitational at the Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin to lead t ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for the Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. Voting is open now until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:05 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 coverage, photos and more

    Updated football power rankingsStyf: Breaking down area team's playoff chancesWoodstock North 46, Ma ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:40 am
  • Styf: Breaking down the playoff chances of the McHenry County area football teams

    With four weeks' worth of games completed, here's a look at where the area's high school football teams stand in the race to the IHSA football playoff ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • High school football: McHenry beats Crystal Lake Central

    McHENRY – McHenry ensured that tight game between evenly matched opponents most people expected never transpired Friday night at McCracken Field.
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:43 am
  • High school boys soccer: McHenry blanks Antioch

    McHenry's boys soccer team defeated Antioch, 4-0, Friday at the Freeport Tournament. Connor Uhl and Alex Fiorita scored in the first half, and Jason M ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 live updates

    Updates from all of the area's 11 football games for Week 4 on Sept. 16. ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 5:31 pm
  • High school football: McHenry's Gio Purpura showing versatility in Warriors' offense

    Gio Purpura made a favorable impression on McHenry football coach Nat Zunkel long before Zunkel had seen him run or catch a football.
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:53 am
  • High school boys golf roundup: Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Jacobs, Cary-Grove and Richmond-Burton win

    BOYS GOLF Prairie Ridge 152, Crystal Lake Central 163: At Prairie Isle in Prairie Grove, Crystal La ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • College men's soccer: MCC tops Trinity Christian; Marian Central grad Tapia scores 2 goals

    Marian Central graduate Fernando Tapia scored twice in the first half Thursday to lead McHenry County College's men's soccer team to a 5-2 nonconferen ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Jacobs, Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Johnsburg and Woodstock win

    Jacobs No. 1 singles player Haley Steinkamp beat Crystal Lake South's Skylar Olsen, 6-3, 7-6 (4), to help lead the Golden Eagles in a 4-3 Fox Valley C ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • High school volleyball roundup: Johnsburg, Woodstock, Cary-Grove, McHenry and Huntley win

    Johnsburg 2, Marengo 0: At Johnsburg, Alex Arber had five kills to lead the Skyhawks in a 25-20, 25-21 Kishwaukee River Conference win. Johnsburg's Ki ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 game capsules

    East Suburban Catholic ConferenceMarian Central (2-1, 0-1) at Chicago Marist (2-1, 1-0)When: 7:30 p. ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:16 am
  • High school girls golf roundup: Jacobs, Crystal Lake Central co-op and Huntley win

    Stephanie Fiorentino shot a 37 to earn medalist honors Wednesday and lead the Jacobs girls golf team to a 164-211 Fox Valley Conference victory over D ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Athlete of the week, notes, events to watch

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAllison DrageCary-Grove, fr., Cross CountryThe freshman took second at the Waucon ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op takes county title

    BULL VALLEY – Crystal Lake Central's co-op girls golf team suffered its first loss to Huntley in program history two weeks ago and was runner-up to th ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Hampshire, Richmond-Burton, Prairie Ridge and Marian Central win

    After dropping the first set on the road, Johnsburg came from behind to beat Woodstock North, 23-25, 26-24, 25-23, in a Kishwaukee River Conference ma ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake Central and Johnsburg win

    McHenry's Ian Grubich shot a 38 to lead the way as the Warriors had the four lowest scores in a Fox Valley Conference win over Huntley, 160-170, at Pi ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • Podcast: Preview high school football Week 4 in McHenry County

    The Northwest Herald Week 4 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school girls golf roundup: Huntley, Richmond-Burton and Marian Central win

    Huntley's Katie Weidner shot a 1-over 37 at Boone Creek on Monday to lead the Red Raiders to a Fox Valley Conference win, 169-181, over McHenry. Nicol ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • High school football: Statewide football notes

    ​Jacobs quarterback Chris Katrenick showed why he is headed to NCAA Division I Bowling Green next year when he directed a pair of fourth-quarter drive ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • High school football notes: Niemic brothers at McHenry, Johnsburg flying high along with Jacobs, Richmond-Burton and Alden-Hebron

    Rob Niemic figures he spent enough of his life telling his little brother what to do, so now it’s Jon’s turn to give the orders.
    Sept. 11, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • McHenry grad Robert Tonyan scores 3 TDs in loss at Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS — Indiana State didn't win on Saturday, but McHenry grad Robert Tonyan Jr. certainly made his presence felt against the Gophers.
    Sept. 11, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • High school boys cross country: Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker wins Wauconda Invitational

    Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker won his third straight meet, and Cary-Grove finished third in the Wauconda Cross Country Invitational on Saturday at ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • High school football: McHenry dominates Elgin

    ELGIN – Following a loss to Cary-Grove last weekend, McHenry needed a hot performance against Elgin to get back on track.ELGIN – Following a loss to C ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 1:26 am
  • High school football: Week 3 results, stories, photos and more

    New power rankingsPrairie Ridge 48, Crystal Lake Central 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Crystal Lake Ce ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • High school football: Week 3 game capsules

    Fox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (2-0, 2-0) at Crystal Lake Central (2-0, 2-0)When: 7 p.m. Friday, ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown rallies past McHenry

    Emma Brant had 10 kills and two blocks and Ali Buckley registered 11 assists to help Dundee-Crown come from behind for a Fox Valley Conference victory ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Prairie Ridge and Huntley win

    Bethany Marshall won at No. 1 singles and Kaitlin Warner won at No. 3 singles to lead Cary-Grove over Crystal Lake Central. 
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Jacobs downs Cary-Grove with Wreszcz's 35 leading the way

    Jacobs junior Ryan Wreszcz shot a 1-under-par 35 to lead the Golden Eagles in a Fox Valley Conference win over Cary-Grove, 151-160, Thursday at Foxfor ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: McHenry and Jacobs win

    McHenry's Maddie Ogden shot a 3-over-par 39 to take individual medalist honors and lead the Warriors in a 175-221 Fox Valley Conference win over Hamps ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 9:37 pm
  • Live updates: Week 3 high school football games

    Follow along for updates on all of the area's Week 3 high school football game results. ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Podcast: Breaking down the area's 10 Week 3 high school football games

    The Northwest Herald Week 3 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Richmond-Burton's Mackenzie Hahn is athlete of the week, golf and swim notes, events to watch

    Athlete of the weekMackenzie Hahn, Richmond-Burton, Sr. GolferHahn was been the medalist in each of ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: McHenry, Woodstock North, Huntley, Harvard, Crystal Lake South and Woodstock win

    McHenry scored five second-half goals, from five different scorers, to beat Grant, 5-0, in a nonconference match Tuesday in Fox Lake. 
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 9:52 am
  • High school girls swimming roundup: McHenry sets records in meet victory; Crystal Lake co-op tops Elgin

    The McHenry girls swimming team won seven of 10 races to take first place at the Jefferson Mermaid Relays on Tuesday in Rockford. The Warriors broke f ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Marian Central, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton, Woodstock and Crystal Lake South win

    Marian Central dropped the first set on the road at Marist Tuesday, but came from behind for a 17-25, 25-21, 25-22 East Suburban Catholic Conference v ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Marengo and Marian Central win

    Crystal Lake Central 170, McHenry 174: At Turnberry Country Club, Maverick Edwards shot a 38 to lead the Tigers (2-2) in a Fox Valley Conference dual ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry's Mohr family

    Photos from a story on McHenry's Matt and Maki Mohr, who were born in Haiti and live with their adopted family in McHenry. Read the story here.
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • From Haiti to McCracken Field: Mohr brothers have come a long way to McHenry

    Matthew Mohr knew he would play an integral role on McHenry’s boys basketball team and wanted badly to put in the summer work with his teammates.
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 1:02 am
  • McHenry grad Michael Zasada headed to Eureka Hall of Fame

    Michael Zasada, a 2006 McHenry High School graduate, will be inducted into the Eureka College Hall of Fame on Oct. 14.
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 4:24 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Crystal Lake South's Andrew Grabowski is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the weekAndrew Grabowski, Crystal Lake South. Sr., FGrabowski tallied two goals and four ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Team preview capsules

    Cary-GroveCoach: Scott Lattyak (7th season)Last year: Fifth at FVC MeetTop returners: Ashlynn Baker, ...
    Sept. 4, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • High school girls swimming preview: Crystal Lake co-op's Val Tarazi keeps motivated by goals

    There are three daily countdowns ticking away inside Valerie Tarazi’s phone and each day the Prairie Ridge junior copies those numbers from her phone ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 8:32 am
  • High school girls swimming: Five to watch

    Valerie Tarazi, Crystal Lake co-op (Prairie Ridge), jr.Tarazi won the state title last season in the ...
    Sept. 4, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school football: Week 2 results, photos and complete coverage

    New football power rankingsPrairie Ridge 30, Huntley 20PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. HuntleyCrystal Lake ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 1:37 am
  • High school football: Tyler Pennington, Cary-Grove run past McHenry

    MCHENRY — Cary-Grove senior Kyle Pressley took the opening kickoff 46 yards and the Trojans never really slowed down from there. Running back Tyler Pe ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 1:16 am
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 2 games

    Our updates from all 12 area high school football games in Week 2 on Friday, Sept. 2. ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge and Marian Central win

    Huntley's Alex Landman won No. 1 singles over Jane Johnsey and the Red Raiders swept the doubles matches for a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference victory over ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school boys golf: Richmond-Burton, Jacobs, Cary-Grove and McHenry win

    Jackson Bolman shot a 36 to take individual medalist honors and lead Richmond-Burton to a 163-173 victory over Marengo in a Kishwaukee River Conferenc ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school football: Week 2 game preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceHuntley (1-0, 1-0) at Prairie Ridge (1-0, 1-0)When: 7 p.m. Friday, Prairie Ridg ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Crystal Lake South, Marian Central, Woodstock North and Woodstock win

    A sweep of the singles matches, with wins from Skylar Olsen, Rachel Anklam and Ali Rasmussen, helped Crystal Lake South beat Rolling Meadows, 5-2, in ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Prep Insider: Athlete of week, notes on Prairie Ridge golf, Val Tarazi and events to watch

    Athlete of the WeekJack BeckerCrystal Lake South, JuniorBecker won the McHenry County Meet in 15:48. ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 7:36 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Woodstock, Johnsburg, Marian Central, Harvard, McHenry, Marengo and Woodstock North

    Woodstock's Caleb Warmbier, Josue Carreno and Max Lisowski each scored twice as the Blue Streaks picked up their first Kishwaukee River Conference vic ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • High school volleyball: Prairie Ridge tops McHenry in 3

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge couldn't close out the second set, despite a lead, as the McHenry volleyball team came back and eventually emerged.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove win FVC duals

    Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam shot a 34 and Cameron Karney shot a 36 Tuesday to lead the Wolves to a 149-165 Fox Valley Conference win over McHenry at ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:09 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Dundee-Crown's Julian Ajroja is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekJulian Ajroja, Dundee-Crown, Jr. FAjroja scored six goals and assisted on another ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Podcast: Guests from Huntley on Week 2 high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 2 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • High school boys cross country: Season preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Layne Holter (17th season)Last season’s finish: Eighth in FVC ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • High school volleyball insider: player of the week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekAlly Dion, Huntley, sr., OHThe Southeast Missouri commit came up big in a pair of ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Season preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Mark Anderson (16th season)Last season’s finish: 11th in FVC M ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school boys golf: Cameron Karney leads Prairie Ridge to McHenry Invitational title

    Prairie Ridge's Cameron Karney fired a 1-over-par 72 Saturday at Oak Grove in Harvard to earn medalist honors and also lead his team to the McHenry In ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Voting is open for the Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week for Week 1. Fans can cast their votes until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 9:04 am
  • PHOTOS: McHenry County Cross Country Meet

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    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 coverage, galleries, results

    Prairie Ridge 26, Cary-Grove 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Cary-GroveHuntley 35, Jacobs 0PHOTOS: Huntl ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake South vs. McHenry football

    Photos as Crystal Lake South hosted McHenry in a Week 1 game on Aug. 26, 2016 in Crystal Lake. ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • High school football: McHenry runs past Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – From the sideline, Gio Purpura had heard not to try the reverse. But, when the kickoff came to McHenry's return men, they decided to do ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • High school boys golf: Cary-Grove defeats McHenry at Foxford Hills

    At Foxford Hills in Cary, Jacob Glaysher shot a 38 to earn medalist honors and lead Cary-Grove to a 159-169 Fox Valley Conference victory over McHenry ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:57 pm
  • High school volleyball: Cary-Grove comes back to beat McHenry

    McHENRY – Even after Cary-Grove dropped the first set against McHenry on Thursday, the Trojans believed their hard work would pay off.McHENRY – Even a ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • High school boys soccer: Johnsburg, and Crystal Lake South win, McHenry draws

    Todd Dombrowski scored twice and added an assist to lead Johnsburg to its first Kishawukee River Conference victory, 4-0, at home over Richmond-Burton ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 game preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Game of the week Prairie Ridge at Cary-Grove When: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Boh ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • High school boys soccer: Carreno scores hat trick in Woodstock's rout of Indian Creek

    Josue Carreno recorded a hat trick Wednesday to lead the Woodstock boys soccer team to a 7-1 nonconference win against Indian Creek in Waterman.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • High school girls tennis: Woodstock tops McHenry in nonconference action

    Brenda Ordonez won at No. 1 singles and Shannon Fetzner won at No. 2 singles Wednesday to lead the Woodstock girls tennis team to a 5-2 nonconference ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • High school girls golf: Trebat leads Dundee-Crown past Hampshire

    Sophomore Alyssa Trebat shot a 50 on Wednesday to earn medalist honors for the Dundee-Crown girls golf team in a 220-230 Fox Valley Conference win aga ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • High school football: Follow Week 1 games live

    Follow along with our coverage of the Week 1 games ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • High school volleyball roundup: McHenry, Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Marian Central win

    McHenry’s Ava Pauly had 11 kills, four aces and 10 digs to help the Warriors beat Crystal Lake South, 25-27, 25-18, 25-19, in a Fox Valley Conference ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South, Hampshire and Crystal Lake Central win

    Cameron Karney went under par with a 34 to lead Prairie Ridge to a 142-161 win over Cary-Grove on Tuesday at Prairie Isle Golf Club. 
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • High school football preview 2016: McHenry

    Coach: Nat Zunkel (first season)2015 record: 1-8, 0-5 Fox Valley Conference Valley DivisionFast fact ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • High school volleyball preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Patty Langanis (22nd season)Last year: 36-6, 10-0 FVC Valley ( ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central co-op, Marian Central and McHenry win

    Crystal Lake Central co-op's Molly Lyne shot a 3-over 38 to lead the Tigers to a 173-211 victory over Dundee-Crown at Bonnie Dundee Golf Course. Centr ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Woodstock and McHenry fall

    Woodstock's Shannon Fetzner only lost two games as she won her No. 2 singles match but the Blue Streaks lost, 5-2, to Grant in a nonconference match. ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Marian Central and McHenry win, Wascher shoots even par in Marengo loss

    Connor Wascher shot an even-par 35 to tie for the low score of the day but the Indians lost by eight strokes, 160-168, to WInnebago at Westlake Golf C ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Podcast: High school football Week 1 preview

    Our Week 1 high school football preview on the Northwest Herald high school football podcast starts with our discussion of Huntley's Olalere Oladipo a ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • High school football preview 2016: Preseason All-Area

    OffenseQuarterbackSamson Evans, jr., Prairie RidgeRunning backsTyler Pennington, sr., Cary-GroveAlex ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:22 am
  • 2016 Boys Soccer preview: McHenry hopes to repeat success in crowded FVC

    Last season, the McHenry boys soccer team became the best in school history with suffocating defense, timely goals and by rallying around its senior c ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • 2016 Boys soccer preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Mark Olson (11th season)Last year: 11-9-2, 0-5 FVC, regional c ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:58 pm
  • 2016 Boys Soccer Preview: Five to watch

    Noah MelickJacobs, jr., FMelic broke out in his sophomore season, scoring 18 goals and adding 10 ass ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Cary-Grove wins, McHenry's Grubich fires ace in St. Pat's Invite

    Zach Beaugureau shot a 1-over-par 72 to lead the Cary-Grove boys golf team to a win in the St. Pats Invite on Saturday at McHenry Country Club. Beaugu ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Freshman Molly Lyne leads Crystal Lake Central co-op to Marian Central Invite title

    Cary-Grove freshman Molly Lyne, playing in her first varsity event, shot a 1-over-par 72 to earn co-medalist honors at the Marian Central Invitational ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • High school girls golf: Huntley takes third at invite, McHenry tops Richmond-Burton despite Hahn's par

    The Huntley girls golf team took third at the Boylan High School Invitation Tuesday at Rockford Country Club. The Red Raiders shot a combined 393, fin ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry pitcher Michael Lasiewicz commits to Northern Illinois

    McHenry baseball player Michael Lasiewicz has committed to play at Northern Illinois after his senior season this spring. The right-handed pitcher ann ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 7:49 pm
  • 2016 Girls Tennis season preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Laurie Bender (4th season)Last year: 9-3 FVCTop returners: Bet ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • High school golf roundup: McHenry girls defeat Johnsburg to retain Mac Burg Cup

    GENOA CITY, Wis. – McHenry’s Maddie Ogden shot a 5-over-par 41 to lead the Warriors past Johnsburg, 202-216, in their girls golf season opener Monday ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • High school boys golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Chris Gotsch (third season)Top returners: Zach Beaugureau, sr ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 5:36 pm
  • High school girls golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCrystal Lake Central co-op(with Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South)Coach: Kyle M ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:21 pm
  • Junior golf: Prairie Ridge's Dominic Leli wins MCJGA McHenry Open junior boys title at McHenry Country Club

    McHENRY – Prairie Ridge sophomore Dominic Leli shot a 1-over-par 72 Monday at McHenry Country Club to win the junior boys division of the McHenry Coun ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 5:52 pm
  • High school sports schedule: Aug. 15-20

    Monday, Aug. 15Boys golf: Harvard at Woodstock, McHenry at Johnsburg, 4:30Girls golf: Dundee-Crown a ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • High school football: Preview podcast on favorites and preseason all-area

    New Northwest Herald sports reporter Sean Hammond joins sports reporter Joe Stevenson and sports editor Jon Styf as we preview the McHenry County area ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • McHenry grad Tonyan Jr. ready for final season at Indiana State

    McHenry native Robert Tonyan Jr. is heading into his redshirt senior season at Indiana State University. It will be his second year as a team captain.
    July 29, 2016 - 12:53 am
  • PHOTOS: McHenry grad Robert Tonyan, Jr., prepares for senior year at Indiana State

    Indiana State wide receiver Robert Tonyan Jr. trains with Chris Leathers on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Thelen Park is Spring Grove.
    July 28, 2016 - 4:46 pm
  • Junior Golf: Winners from Thursday's MCJGA Cary Open

    CARY – Prairie Ridge sophomore Dominic Leli claimed the Cary Open junior boys division title Thursday with a 6-over-par 78 at Cary Country Club, beati ...
    July 28, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • McHenry-Libertyville water polo alleged sexual assault investigation timeline, per Buffalo Grove police

    There were 49 days between the 2015 Libertyville against McHenry playoff water polo match at Buffalo Grove and the date the Buffalo Grove Police Depar ...
    July 27, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • McHenry-Libertyville water polo alleged sexual assault Title IX complaint, report released

    Last November, Libertyville District 128 received notice from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights regarding a Title IX complaint ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school swimming: McHenry's Braun, Prairie Ridge's Tarazi earn NISCA/Speedo All-America

    Prairie Ridge incoming junior Valerie Tarazi and recent McHenry graduate Kevin Braun were recently named 2015-16 NISCA/Speedo High School Swimming All ...
    July 22, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • Libertyville took no action after alleged water polo sexual assault of McHenry graduate

    District 128, which includes Libertyville High School, released a statement Tuesday regarding McHenry grad Becca Dabrowski’s accusation on ESPN’s “Out ...
    July 20, 2016 - 8:27 am
  • McHenry District 156 releases statement, does not elaborate on alleged water polo sexual assault of Becca Dabrowski

    On Monday, McHenry District 156 posted a response to a report on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that McHenry grad Becca Dabrowski was allegedly sexually a ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • ESPN contributor: McHenry family wants charges in alleged water polo assault

    May 14, 2015, was, as McHenry West grad Becca Dabrowski termed it in an “Outside the Lines” segment set to air at 8 a.m. Sunday, “probably one of the ...
    July 17, 2016 - 9:26 am
  • Softball: McHenry's Alex Martens, Huntley's Jessica Shields MaxPreps All-Americans

    Recent graduates Alex Martens (McHenry) and Jessica Shields (Huntley) were named to the MaxPreps 2016 Softball All-American Team, released Friday at m ...
    July 15, 2016 - 6:24 pm
  • McHenry HS waiting to comment on ESPN water polo sexual assault report

    McHenry Community High School athletic director Barry Burmeister said Friday the school is unsure exactly what will be contained in an upcoming ESPN r ...
    July 16, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • PHOTOS: McHenry County Junior Amateur Day 2

    Photos from the second round of the McHenry County Junior Amateur tournament Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Boone Creek Country Club in Bull Valley.
    July 15, 2016 - 1:32 am
  • Congratulations Greg Williams, September Athlete of the Month!